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Special Considerations In Heating Homes In The South Carolina Area

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Heating your South Carolina home can require different considerations than home’s located in the more Northern portions of the United States. One of the reasons for this is the high humidity factors and the warmer temperatures. Combined, these two elements present particular problems with a home’s ability to heat the indoor air. The climate control system may need additional equipment to keep the air in homes from containing so much moisture in order to obtain the right indoor air climate in South Carolina homes.

Proper Ventilation Affects Heating, To Take Away or Add?

Even though fresh air ventilation is highly recommended for today’s tighter homes (proper ventilation), the outdoor air can’t be introduced into the home directly until the outdoor humidity is considered as part of the interior climate that must be controlled. A ventilating dehumidifier is capable of bringing the outside air in and filtering it under a slight positive pressure to dehumidify the air to the right balance. This system works 24/7 as a separate system to the air conditioning system, meaning you have a balanced humidity factor at all times.

Moisture Infiltration Problems Affect Heating

When humidity and other elements of the outdoor air penetrate a home, it is called infiltration. Infiltration causes wasted energy because large amounts of air that is already treated is affected by the infiltrating elements. Older homes or homes where builders made mistakes are commonly the type of homes that suffer from excessive infiltration. Whether it’s heat or moisture, infiltration of the outdoor climate isn’t good for the indoor climate until it’s effectively neutralized.

Substructure Moisture Problems Affect Heating

Leaky windows, windows that don’t block out heat, and areas of the home where the attic or ceiling, knee walls, etc allow excessive infiltration of the outdoor air are to blame for most infiltration problems. In homes where there is too much infiltration, the indoor climate is more difficult to control. There are ways to improve the home’s insulation factors in these areas. A properly insulated and sealed home is easier to heat and cool without energy wastage or moisture damages to the structure or substructure materials.

Selecting Your Environmental Heating & Air Control System

Our Charleston HVAC Contractors wants you to be aware that there are environmental control systems available that control humidity. The use of variable speed air handlers and multi-stage compressor systems also improve your ability to control the indoor climate when high humidity is involved.

But most important of all, the whole-house dehumidification systems are important for all homes in the southern humid areas. Homeowners with mold allergies, respiratory problems, and lung diseases should pay special attention to concerns like these. With proper equipment to control both the temperature and the moisture in the home, the indoor air climate can be healthy with a maintained balanced humidity factor.

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